What Does Teaching Creativity Look Like?

Do you see yourself as a creative person? Our current standardized approach to teaching and learning tends to slot students students into silos—art-school types on one side and analytical thinkers on the fast track to law school on the other—so our society has a pretty...

Why Creative Teaching is Essential For the Information Age

There’s a belief in this country that every student should graduate from high school with the same standard set of knowledge. This standard curriculum is lengthy, and states spend many years—and plenty of money—creating fancy bullet-pointed lists of the subjects students are expected to know....

UCSD, Country Day partner for innovative summer tech program

Middle school students will build remote-controlled cars, make illuminated clothing and learn the basics of video game programming during a summer science and engineering program offered at La Jolla Country Day School, in connection with UC San Diego Extension. The new three-week program, titled Summer STE[+a]M,...

UC San Diego STE[+a]M Camp This Summer

UCSD K-12 and La Jolla Country are happy to offer four such courses this summer at La Jolla Country Day School. Students must enroll in two of the courses – one for the morning session (9:00 am – 12:00 noon) and one for the afternoon...

New charter school proposed for Hammond – STEAM based

STEAM combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM education with art. Mosaica Education of Georgia would manage the school and also provide its Paragon curriculum, an integrated social studies program, according to its application. STEAM Academy of Hammond Inc. was one of eight proposed charter...

STEAM Education

In Rhode Island, a coalition exists to promote the intersection of art and design with math and science education. Robin Bronk, CEO of the Creative Coalition, is trying to ensure that arts education play a role in a well-rounded curriculum. In fact, there...

The STEAM Camps Are Coming

It's early in the new year but educators across the country are already making plans for the summer and they are thinking STEAM...

TEDxDelft – Theo Jansen – A new breed of beach animals

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car...

Balboa Park centennial STEAMing ahead

With less than three years to go, the centennial of Balboa Park's 1915 world's fair is literally STEAMing ahead. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math and it's one of the big ideas party planners are toying with for the year-long blowout in 2015. It's...